Ticketing giant Eventim has launched a subsidiary live music promotions business, Vaddi Concerts GmbH, in Germany’s Freiburg area.
Vaddi Concerts becomes part of Eventim’s Medusa Music Group arm, and will be run by Managing Director Marc Oßwald.
Oßwald became known through his activity as manager and promoter of Dieter Thomas Kuhn & Band.
Since 2001, he managed the affairs of Koko & DTK Entertainment GmbH before leaving in Q3 2016. He has also led the Zelt Musik Festival in Freiburg since 2007.
Koko & DTK is now believed to be falling into liquidation following Oßwald’s exit.
“I’m looking forward to the new challenge as a part of the CTS EVENTIM-group. We will build a strong team which will ultimately benefit the whole region.”
Alongside Oßwald, the joint Managing Director of Vaddi Concerts will be Dr. Frithjof Pils.
According to Eventim, the duo will “take care of a wide-ranging event program in Baden-Wuerttemberg and the surrounding regions in Bavaria, Austria, Switzerland and France”.
In addition to the location in Freiburg a second office is planned to open in Tuebingen in September 2017.
Marc Oßwald said: “I’m looking forward to the new challenge as a part of the CTS EVENTIM-group! We will build a strong team which will ultimately benefit the whole region.”
Dr. Frithjof Pils added: “We are happy to have won, with Oßwald, another outstanding promoter personality for our activities. His experience and network will help us to quickly develop Vaddi Concerts into a major force in the south-west German live event scene.”
More than 140 million tickets for more than 200,000 events are marketed annually via EVENTIM group systems.Music Business Worldwide